Yesterday I was checking out hulu (my new favorite past time it seems), and I landed on an intriguing little documentary called The Future of Food. As I am sure you can guess, it got me thinking a bit about where my food comes from, who is really controlling what I eat etc.
Now I am no conspiracy theorist (maybe just a little – I am married to a journalist), but the rapid changes in the management of our food supply is a bit alarming to say the least. Of course this is not new information for most of us. In my family, we try to eat everything organic, and we read & reread our labels.
However watching a movie like this just reminds us to really stay on our toes, and to fight to control something as basic as our daily food intake. Although there were lots of scary facts and figures given in the movie, the overall feeling I was left with wasn’t fear. I just can’t stop asking why. Why do we do this? Why do we feel the need to control all aspects of EVERYTHING? Why can’t we just trust nature? It has obviously worked so far.
If you know me at all, you know I am a city girl through and through. However yesterday I felt a longing for a simpler life like never before. A life close to and connected with the land. A life where I can trust what I eat and revel in its natural beauty.
This is why I am happy to share with you this little gem called Fait ici. Fait ici means “made here,” and they are words to live by for this beautiful nouveau urban general store in Montreal. Products range from fresh and prepared foods, items for baby, bath and body, and gifts. The vast majority of which are produced in Quebec (thus, fait ici). The mission at Fait ici is to provide clients with as much information as possible about where the items come from, and how they were made. They believe everyone should have a choice when it comes to consumption.
What are your thoughts on this issue? What do you do to combat/avoid some of the tactics used by big box farms? Do you have a gem like this in your own community? I would love to hear about it!
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